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08.02.2011 | | Posted at 11:44 AM

A look back from the leading edge of August

By Russ Bickerstaff
  With Soulstice Theatre opening the first show of the new season last week, Milwaukee Theatre rolls into New Year's . . . the Milwaukee Theatre year starting in August with the first new shows of the new theatre season and closes at the end of the following July with the last openings of the summer theatre season. Here then is part two of a look back at it all . . . November 2010 This past Nove...
07.13.2011 | | Posted at 04:11 PM

Pink Banana Theatre appearances beyond the veil of Milwaukee

By Russ Bickerstaff
With mid-July more or less here, summer theatre starts to wind-down for the early part of the 2011-2012 theatre season. In just a few weeks, there’s the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, which continues to bridge the gap between Summer theatre and the theatre Season. This year, Milwaukee Comedy Fest shares the first weekend in August with the opening of Carte Blanceh Studios’ first new short play f...
07.06.2011 | | Posted at 05:30 PM

Two Different Companies looking to cast for two different shows

By Russ Bickerstaff
Mid way through this month there are a couple of shows looking to cast for the upcoming season. First off, Pink Banana Theatre has announced its show this November—they will be doing a production of Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone. On the whole Ruhl’s stuff is pretty forgettable, but this play looks uncharacteristically promising. The idea is that a woman is in a quiet café when a s...
06.12.2011 | | Posted at 06:49 AM

Pink Banana Theatre hosts fundraising grill out in Lake Park

By Russ Bickerstaff
After the final perfomance of it’s latest Summer one-act offering, Pink Banana Theatre will be hosting a Meat--er . . . that is Meet and Greet BBQ (veggie burgers available) with cast and crew. Sounds like kind of a cool way to close-out the show. Hang out with the Banana in Lake Park on Saturday, June 18th and raise a little money for the company. Pink Banana Theatre’s Meet and ...
06.11.2011 | | Posted at 12:17 AM

Another Evening of Shorts With The Banana

By Russ Bickerstaff
I could watch a different theatrical shorts program every week and be a very, very happy person. There’s a definite appeal to going into a single program for a series of shorter pieces that you just don’t get with the format of a single, longer program. Shorts programs end up being few and far between. One of the longest consecutively running shorts programs in Milwaukee—um . . . perhaps t...
05.22.2011 | | Posted at 11:48 AM

Pink Banana Theatre presents latest shorts program

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Pink Banana Theatre has, by now, developed a long history of staging some of the best, most progressive shorts programs in town. With work ranging from the experimental to the highly commercial, a Pink Banana shorts program usually manages to bring in quite an array of different pieces. This year’s shorts program is a series of 6 shorts on the topic of Higher Education. The set of shorts ...
04.12.2011 | | Posted at 12:09 AM

Storytelling with the Park People

By Russ Bickerstaff
Springtime in Milwaukee finds people returning to area parks in greater numbers. This Spring, the friends of Milwaukee County Parks (They call themselves the Park People—actually kind of an interesting group for anyone who regularly goes to local parks . . .) are joining-up with Pink Banana Theatre for a series of storytelling performances in various Milwaukee County parks this spring. S...
12.29.2010 | | Posted at 06:06 AM

Pink Banana Theatre celebrates a century of advancement with a fundraiser for the Healing Center

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The big break between the first and last halves of the theatre season is almost over. There’s a touring Broadway show coming through town next week, but aside from that and a bewildering number of options for New Year’s Eve, there isn’t a whole lot going on. In light of this, Pink Banana Theatre may have chosen a really good point in the calendar (if not a terribly good place in most pe...
11.13.2010 | | Posted at 04:32 PM

Over Our Head and Pink Banana Announce Extended Runs

By Russ Bickerstaff
Alchemist Theatre’s success with H.H. Holmes last month was, evidently, no anomaly. The show’s success prompted plans for an even bigger Halloween show next year: Faust—An Evening at the Mephisto Theatre Smaller companies’ success continues into this month, as both Pink Banana Theatre and Over Our Head Players have announced extended runs of sold-out shows. Pink Banana has sold out its ...
11.08.2010 | | Posted at 07:33 AM

Pink Banana's Hotel Room Drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s the Best Western right across the street from the Federal Building. The intersection of 3rd and Wisconsin was a little sleepy this past Saturday night. A quick jaunt out from the faltering Grand Avenue Mall and there were directors Juanita Schuelke and Fjosh Redeard in the lobby. Their latest show—Pink Banana Theatre’s production of the Stephen Belber drama Tape was scheduled to start...